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SNL's Continued Downward Spiral Thread

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Uncle.Ruckus, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Holy crud, I love Regina King, but outside of the "birthday party sketch"and Pelaton "ad" (which were hilarious), only the backhalf was watchable - Filonia and the "elbow" sketch made me think SNL has upped its budget for the writing staff.

     
  2. PaperClip529

    PaperClip529 Active Member

    Three straight pleasant weeks. Not strong, great or memorable but pleasant. Even though I had no idea who this week's host was, I enjoyed all of the episodes and got a few good laughs out.
     
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  3. Deskgrunt50

    Deskgrunt50 Well-Known Member

    The Britney/Cuomo/Cruz open was good.

    And the Loco short was excellent.
     
  4. Mngwa

    Mngwa Well-Known Member

    I thought the previous two were awful. This one was not bad. I laughed. It was nice to have a break from politics.
     
  5. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    Just a whole bunch of "meh" lately. Typically, there is one very good sketch per show - like the Zillow ad, or the guys in a bar singing to that teenager's song - but the rest is really forgettable. I feel like its more on the writing though, because when I see or hear the cast on other stuff, like Comedy Bang Bang, they're often funny.
     
  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    SNL has always been a lot of meh blended with great skits. No single episode has ever had bangers from start to finish.
     
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    The bachelor party video from last week was too true. Attended a few bachelor parties with friends that included people from the bride's side of the family. Kind of a weird vibe.
     
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  8. nietsroob17

    nietsroob17 Well-Known Member

    Loved the bit with Maya as Kamala, but that should've been the cold open.
     
  9. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    Mr. Scarlett absolutely raked Matt Gaetz over the coals on Weekend Update. It was a beautiful thing.
     
  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    The Kaluuya episode was as solid as the Rudolph one was dull (outside of the BoomerVax video). Kaluuya should really do more comedy, he was quite good. The sketches seemed fresher and less rote and just more energy. The video about the clanging in the kitchen while other people are trying to play a game was too true.
     
  11. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

  12. Deskgrunt50

    Deskgrunt50 Well-Known Member

    The titanic iceberg bit was funny in an otherwise pretty bad episode.
     
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